Mary Scarlett (née White)

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Claimant or beneficiary


Widow of Dr Robert Scarlett and certainly the mother of Louise Scarlett (q.v.). Owner of 31 enslaved people on Cinnamon Hill.

  1. Mary White, daughter of Hugh White, married Robert Scarlett in Richmond, Yorkshire in 11/09/1796. The couple's children included Louise (born 25/05/1799), Mary (born 05/09/1800) and Robert James Scarlett (born 1803). Mary Scarlett (born 1800) is almost certainly the Mary Scarlett who married Joseph Brissett 20/09/1821 at St Anne's, Kew. The claim between Louise and Joseph Brissett senior, as guardian to Joseph Brissett the younger, appears to make sense in this context. The elder Mary Scarlett died in London in 1839, according to the genealogical source. This is not borne out by the will of Mary Scarlett widow of Chelsea Middlesex proved 30/01/1839, which appears to be of an unconnected woman.  

  2. In 1841, 1851 and 1861 Louise Scarlett 'cousin' born Jamaica (c . 1800) was living with Lady Louise Currey, wife and then widow of Sir Edmund Currey, at Erlwood house Windlesham Surrey. In 1861 Peter C. Scarlett 'brother' was also living at the house. Peter Campbell Scarlett was the son and Louise Lawrence the daughter of Sir James Scarlett (Baron Abinger), the brother of Dr Robert Scarlett: Louise Lawrence Scarlett had married Sir Edmund Currey in 1828.


T71/873 St James 815A-C; T71/1606 letter to the Commissioners of Compensation from Mary Scarlett 15 South Lambeth 20/08/1835.

  1. Genealogy from 'Anglin and Scarlett Families' [accessed 08/06/2011]; marriage of Mary Scarlett and Joseph Brissett from, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]; PROB 11/1906.

  2. 1841, 1851 and 1861 censuses online.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Dr Robert Scarlett
Louise Scarlett; Mary; Robert James

Associated Claims (2)

£2,790 15s 0d
Unsuccessful claimant (Tenant-for-life)
£558 6s 2d

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1820 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Tenant-for-life
1820 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (6)

Mother-in-law → Son-in-law
Mother → Daughter
Widow → Deceased Husband
Daughter-in-law → Father-in-law
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
Daughter-in-law → Mother-in-law

Addresses (1)

15 South Lambeth [sic], Lambeth, London, Surrey, London, England